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There are thousands of different formulations in Ayurveda in which heavy metals never come as ingredients. Siddha vaidyam, controversy prevails if branch of Ayurveda or independent science, prescribes lot about alchemy medicines.
While Ayurveda, though the purest healing science, is attracting skeptical approaches from people who are totally unfamiliar to it, here is an attempt to describe more.
Rasayanas are a class of formulations in Ayurveda, and immune - modulating drugs, formulated by sages of ancient times to improve the body's resistance power against diseases. Other benefits are longevity, improved memory power, health, sensory function and luster. These other benefits are in fact positive side effects, the way allopathy (unconventional Western medicines) give bad or negative side effects. Ayurveda promises immediate addressing for fatal diseases and long term betterment for degenerative chronic conditions. Personal closer observation and naadi reading – traditional pulse analysis in relation to constitutional thridoshas – is required in each and every cases to fix accurate treatment plan. Ayurveda treatment includes oral medicines, marma tantra, and application of medicated oil, necessary de-toxication program through virechana, regenerative treatments and tissue relaxation. Superior formulations are administered to treat different difficult diseases. Intricate course of repeated refining, elaborate processing and enrichment of formulations make these medicines superior to all other medicines and they work in a highly efficient manner. A patient recovering from a disease under such treatment is like a new physical being, with the body undergoing total regeneration. Maharishis and masters have handed down this Vedic knowledge from generation to generation. Many of this knowledge have been lost over time. However abundance of unique remedies still survive with indigenous Vaidyas scattered in the Indian rural. A master practitioner with such a linage of ancient tradition can successfully treat difficult disease conditions.
Plan of Treatment: Examination of the patient: constitution, abnormality, essence, stability, body measurements, diet suitability, psychic strength, digestive capacity and physical fitness. The study of the vital pressure points or marma is of special importance. Pacifying the aggravated doshas by using appropriate diet, natural herbs and minerals, eliminating the increased doshas from the body and Agadatantram (de-toxication).
Kayachiktsa (internal medicine) and observing the effect of therapeutic procedures, and the pathological process. From hundreds of herbal formulations are employed, what is required for specific disease conditions of a an individual patient is oushadhavidhi. Some animal products may also be used, for example milk, bones and gallstones (Gorochana in Sanscrit, Niu –Huang in Chinise - means treasure of cows). The practice of adding minerals as prescribed to herbal medicine is known as Rasa Shastra.
As internal medicines are continueing, Panchakarma and marma vidya may be started. Nasya, vamana, virechana, swedana, rakthamoshana – the five fold therapy is aimed at the eradication of basic cause of disease. The proper function of channels—tubes that exist within the body and transport fluids from one point to another—is seen as vital, and the lack of healthy channels may lead to disease and insanity. The blockages of these channels may lead to marrow disorders, rheumatism, epilepsy, and convulsions . Treatment consists of oil therapy, abhyanga and fomentation therapy. Snehana (internal and external oleation) is to loosen the aama that stuck in various sites of the body. This is administeration of thyla or gritha to the body. The sneha is given with herbs tailored to what the practitioner believes will help a specific client's disease.
Diet: Organic vegetarian meals, which will be varied and easily digestible is the basic recommendation. There are many different phases during a full course of cancer treatment, and during consultation a suitable dietary plan to be followed will be organised.
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